As a national training provider for the care sector, part of our responsibility is to share best practice and our expertise with not only care workers but wider audiences too.
We help to train care workers to provide support and personalised care to people living with Dementia. We also want to do everything we can to make more people aware about how they can support someone living with dementia, whether it’s a friend or relative.
There are 750,000 people in the UK who live with Dementia, so we need more people to be able to understand their needs, to support them. One way that BB Training is helping is through the Dementia Friends initiative by Alzheimer’s Society.
Dementia Friends has been set up to educate people about what it’s like to live with dementia, so they can turn understanding into action.
The initiative shares information about how to be more patient with people living with dementia and campaigns for improvements in personalised care. The more people that become a Dementia Friend and spread the word, the bigger difference we can make.
With an aging population, communities throughout the UK are having to cope with more challenges when it comes to health and social care. It’s why BB Training Academy has pledged to spread the word and recruit at least 100 people to Dementia Friends in the next 12 months.
It’s a challenge that with your help we believe we can achieve. We want to make BB Training Academy a Dementia friendly organisation, and this is just the first step.
Anyone of any age can become a Dementia Friend, no existing knowledge or experience is required. If you would like to become a Dementia Friend, please visit: bbtrainingacademyblog.com/dementia-friend